Venezuela's Conviasa blacklisted by the European Commission
The decision made on Thursday by the European Commission was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by 27 EU member states, Croatia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
The new list, comprising 287 airlines, replaces the one enforced last April 2012, EFE cited. No further details were provided about the causes for the inclusion of the Venezuelan airline into the blacklist.
The commission's decision was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by representatives from the 27 European Union member States, Croatia, Norway, Island, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."